Monday, March 3, 2014

What's in my work bag? Roots Large Grace in Africa Tribe

Happy March everyone! I feel like February passed right by me, but I guess that happens when your life is busy, right?

In October, I did a "What's in my purse?" post featuring my MBMJ Classic Q Natasha. This time around, I've decided to empty out my work bag and show you guys what's in it. I've been using my Large Grace Bag from Roots (Retail $348 CD) recently as my go-to work purse and I even featured it on my February Faves, so let's get started ....

L to R / Top to Bottom:

- iPad Mini: Games, books and entertainment all in one touch, probably one of my best investments and a work bag staple!

- Moleskin Agenda/Notebook: I carry this around with me on the daily basis, specially to work. I have a separate agenda for work and my personal life and I know, you can just input it in to your phone, but there's something about writing down what you're doing for the day that gives me great pleasure.

- Lou Lou Magazine (March 2014): I got this in the mail so I`ve been carrying it around with me. Working in fashion retail, you really need to stay abreast of trends and "what's hot or not".

- iPad and iPhone 5 charger: When you've got electronics, never leave your house without the charger! I've learned my lesson a few times prior.

- Sunglasses: my favourite RayBan aviators with gold hardware and black lenses. Staple bag essential and a classic.

- Roller ball perfume: This one is in Ralph Lauren Polo Pony Collection Women's # 4 it's been my signature scent all winter long and it keeps me smelling good after an 8-10 hour shift at work.

- Dune Electronic Cigarette: I've been sick so I can't smoke real cigarettes so this will do, it also doesn't take up much space.

- Work Keys: Essential for getting in to work and opening and closing the store!

- Headphones: I'm currently working 2 locations so this is essential when I am travelling on the subway or when I forget my gym headphones and I'm headed to the gym.

- Emergency Pouch: This Kate Spade pouch serves as a holder for all things I may or may not need! If you'd like me to do a "What's in my Emergency Kit" post, leave a comment below!

- Ricola Lozenges: Like I said, I've been sick so this has been chilling in my purse just in case my throat decides to act up again.

- Lip balm and Lipstick: My current lip balm has been from YSL and the lipstick is the matte lip pencils from NARS this one is in the colour Damsel.

- Wallet: My current love for this Zip around wallet by Kate Spade is eternal! It has a lot of space and with the Tiffany blue colour, it's easy to find it in my purse!

- Hand sanitizer and lotion: My go to pocket bac from bath and both work has been Red Ruby and my favourite hand lotion has got to be Hand Food by soap and glory. It has been keeping my hand hydrated specially during this frigid winter Toronto has been having!

- Pens: 3 may be excessive but I loose them all the time, plus you never know when you're going to need to sign something or jot down a note or two!

- Card Holder: This one is from Umbra and holds all my points and reward cards! Trust me, I have a ton.

What's some of your work bag essentials? Leave a comment below!

Talk soon,


  1. Hey Kar,
    What's in your emergency kit? I'm actually curious.
    You already have the essentials in your bag, I wonder what you consider necessities for an emergency.

    btw it's Mercedes

  2. I've been reading your blog! Lol I love it! Hey cuz! - Its Louise ;)

  3. As a fellow blogger and a lover of your blog, please do a "what's in an emergency kit" post :)

  4. Ask and you shall receive ladies! Working on it :)

  5. I like your purse.